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Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street
Harrogate
HG1 1HP

01423 568110

harrogatebridgeclub@btconnect.com

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Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Bridge Lessons


New bridge lessons starting at the club in October!

Beginners
Mondays 10:15am starting 4th October for 11 weeks

These lessons are for students who haven't played bridge or other card games before.  You'll be playing the game within 15 minutes, the start of a lifetime of trying to master this game.

Improvers
Thursdays 10:15am starting 7th October for 11 weeks

These lessons are suitable for students who have completed the 20 week online course or students who have played previously but feel they need a refresher on bidding and playing.  

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob Cave robcave@live.co.uk.  Cost : £7 per 2 hour lesson.  There is no obligation to attend all of the lessons.  Latecomers welcome.

An EBU textbook is available for purchase from Rob.  Rob is an EBU qualified bridge teacher.

Ventilation


Ventilation Improvements

As part of a review of our ventilation we have consulted a ventilation contractor.  As a result, on the ground floor in future we will run both front and rear fans as extractors.  This will substantially increase air change rates and windows can remain closed to avoid draughts.

In addition we are actively assessing air purifiers and expect to purchase two for downstairs and one for upstairs.

Stan Robertson
16 Sept

Great Northern Swiss Pairs


Great Northern Swiss Pairs

2nd - 3rd October 2021
@Hilton - Leeds

The format of the event will be Swiss Pairs played over 2 days with 32 boards played each day as 2 x 16 board sessions. Green Points will be awarded. The entry fee includes an evening meal on Saturday and a hot buffet lunch on Sunday.

There is also an Improvers Pairs - 9 high on the Sunday.

It is hoped that the event will be face to face, if it is not possible then it will be held on-line via BBO.

Entries close on 2nd October 2021.

The event is run by YCBA on behalf of the EBU. Limited details are available at the moment but there is a link to follow - click here.

Bridge Club Re-opening

 

From Aug 13th - Friday mornings

An additional on-line bridge session on BBO has been added to the calendar on Friday mornings, commencing at 10.30am.


From Aug 9th - Wednesday and Friday evenings

Harrogate bridge club has now been operating face to face sessions for over two weeks. More than 50 of our members have attended one or more of these sessions which have proved safe and enjoyable. A great deal of effort has gone into ensuring that there is a director present to run each session, boards have been dealt, refreshments provided and safety measures implemented.

However certain sessions have proved not viable with as little as one table present. We have endeavoured to keep Wednesday evenings going by recruiting members who normally play on Monday and Thursday evenings so that there are at least 3 tables. After this week from August 11th the Wednesday and Friday evenings will be suspended until later in the year. We hope to try to restart these in September after the holiday period if members are ready to return.

It may be possible to run additional on line sessions in the meantime but the existing ones have also had little support.

From July 26th

The kitchen is being restocked as in the past and will reopen from Monday 26th July. The maximum allowed inside will be three. During sessions the extractor hood should be operated to provide through-ventilation.


From July 19th

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the country will move to step 4 from Monday July 19th, it is planned to run most of the normal duplicate sessions at the club from this date. These will all run in line with the existing re-opening plan. The wearing of masks will be optional.

These face to face, F2F, sessions will be: Monday morning beginners, Monday and Tuesday afternoon sessions, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening session. There will be no guided play session on Tuesday afternoon.  There will be a RealBridge online session on Tuesday evening and the usual BBO online session on Wednesday morning. After which we will assess the demand for these to continue now the club is back to normal face to face play.

The bar and kitchen will be closed for all sessions initially so please bring your own drink if desired.

Schedule (amended - from 9th Aug)

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday


9.30am F2F Beginners' Duplicate
(
BBO cancelled)

1.15pm F2F Duplicate 7.15pm F2F Duplicate
Tuesday


1.00pm F2F Duplicate
(
Real Bridge now evening)

7.00pm Real Bridge
Wednesday 10.00am BBO Duplicate

 
Thursday
7.15pm F2F Duplicate

 

Friday

 

10.30am BBO Duplicate

   



Club re-opening plan  click here for the latest version. 

Kath Crebbin
12th July

 

         

 

  

 

RealBridge


Have you got the right hardware and software???

If you intend to play PLEASE READ the document below, available in Word or PDF format.  DO NOT leave it until the last moment as there are some hardware and software compatibility issues, especially if you are an Apple desktop or laptop user.   Also information on how to login.

There are hyperlinks to click on to take you to the relevant sections on the RealBridge website.  These only work in the Word document.  If you open the PDF then the url will have to be manually typed in.

Click to download Realbridge - Word version - to your computer  

Click for RealBridge pdf

Barry

bazzawhiteley@outlook.com

Online Upcoming Events
Play Online Games 

YCBA Upcoming Events:

12 Sep - Online YL Autumn 2021 - Round 1

26 Sep - Online YL Autumn 2021 - Round 2
2-3 Oct - F2F - Great Northern Swiss Pairs
10 Oct - Online YL Autumn 2021 - Round 3
31 Oct - Yorkshire League 2021 Teams of 8 recommences

For details on all YCBA events click here.

For EBU events click here.

Welcome


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run seven pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 

Calendar
Mon 20th Sep 2021
Beginners Duplicate
HBC
9:15 for 9:30 start
Mon 20th Sep 2021
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
13:00 for 13:15 start
Mon 20th Sep 2021
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Tue 21st Sep 2021
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
12:45 for 13:00 start
Tue 21st Sep 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge
18:45 for 19:00 start
Wed 22nd Sep 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
BBO
9:50 for 10:00 start
Wed 22nd Sep 2021
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Thu 23rd Sep 2021
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Fri 24th Sep 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
BBO
10:20 for 10:30 start
Fri 24th Sep 2021
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Results
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Online Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge
Beginners Duplicate
HBC
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Online Duplicate Pairs
BBO
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Online Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge